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Scheduling Construction Inspections and Reinspections

Last updated Nov. 16, 2018 - 9:17 am

The Building & Safety Division of the Development Services Department conducts field inspections after permits have been issued for a construction project.

Some projects require a particular sequence of inspections. For example, prior to scheduling a framing inspection, all trade and rough-in inspections must be approved.

A code violation may result in an inspection status of "rejection." After the code violation is corrected, a reinspection may be scheduled.

Scheduling, Rescheduling, or Cancelling an Inspection

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel an inspection: 

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Certificate of Occupancy for the first occupancy permit issued
  • Certificate of Completion for subsequent occupancy permits

Submittal Requirements

TypeDescription
Required for Submittal
  • Permit number, project address and group number as shown on the permit
Required for Some Projects
  • Change of Contractor Form if there has been a change in contractor or the contractor was listed incorrectly
  • Conditional Service Form (application & agreement for temporary electrical and mechanical service)
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy to allow a tenant to occupy a fit-up space pending approval of all final inspections: Not allowed for One And Two family Dwellings.

Expected Processing Time

  • Inspections are generally scheduled for the next business day
  • Reinspections are also scheduled for the next business day after the payment has been processed, unless indicated otherwise
  • The Certificate of Occupancy is printed the next business day after all final inspections are complete

Fees

  • Possible fees may apply to:
    • Conditional Service (per permit)
    • Re-inspections (fees must be paid before scheduling the next inspection)
    • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
    • Certificate of Occupancy more than 30 days past the issue date
    • Certificate of Occupancy that is no longer in the system and is replaced by a City of Raleigh Form Letter
    • Copies of project information (plans, documentation, application, etc.)
    • Administrative research that requires more than one hour
    • Duplicate building card

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